New Lights Make School Brighter

Rainbow School has new energy-efficient lighting for their classrooms that serve over 100 local children. The school is very excited about the improvements as the new lighting has made a significant difference in the daily experience within their facility.

These upgrades were made through the South Coast Energy Efficiency Partnership (SCEEP). SCEEP is a collaboration between Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas and the cities of Carpinteria, Goleta, Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County. Through the City’s participation with SCEEP, Southern California Edison extended their Direct Install Program to local government partners like Rainbow School (which is located in a City of Goleta-owned facility).

The program is funded by California utility ratepayers and provides various energy-efficiency upgrades, including facility audits, equipment and installation of any eligible energy-efficiency measures – all free-of-charge. There are absolutely no out-of-pocket costs for these services for the local government partners. The lighting upgrades demonstrate the City’s continued commitment to energy-efficiency, and through the Direct Install Program, the City of Goleta has saved over $26,000 in labor and materials. This program has allowed the City to upgrade to new energy-efficient technologies that reduce energy costs and conserve our environment by reducing the use of natural resources.

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